Wonder Boys
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2000
Director: Curtis Hanson
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 097363-326144
Running time: 1:51 (111 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 13, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1488)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
An unfinished novel, a stolen car, a murdered pet and a failing marriage are just a few of the crises piling up like a logjam in this often hilarious story of bright promise gone awry.

During a single hectic weekend, college professor Grady Tripp (Michael Douglas) scrambles to gather together a life that has suddenly reeled out of control. Along for the ride are his gifted but troubled student (Tobey Maguire, Cider House Rules), his eccentric editor (Robert Downey, Jr.), the married chancellor of his university (Frances McDormand, Fargo) who is pregnant with his child and his sultry student boarder (Katie Holmes, Dawson's Creek).

Directed by Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential), this darkly comedic odyssey of self-discovery was hailed by Roger Ebert as "one of the best movies of the year."
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Genres
Drama
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Paramount Pictures
 • Mutual Film Company
Media Companies:
 • Paramount Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.0
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Music Videos
 • Closed Captioned
 • Pittsburgh Interactive Location Map
Crew
Direction
Curtis Hanson....Director
Writing
Michael Chabon....Original Material By
Steve Kloves....Screenwriter
Production
Adam Schroeder....Executive Producer
Ned Dowd....Executive Producer
Scott Rudin....Producer
Curtis Hanson....Producer
Cinematography
Dante Spinotti....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Dede Allen....Film Editor
Music
Christopher Young....Composer
Bob Dylan....Song Writer
Sound
Kirk Francis....Production Sound Mixer
Dennis Drummond....Supervising Sound Editor
David Giammarco....Supervising Sound Editor
Christopher Jenkins....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Ron Bartlett....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Mark Smith....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Mark Narramore....Sound
Art
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor....Costume Designer
Jeannine Oppewall....Production Designer
Don Woodruff....Art Director
Michal Bigger....Make-up Artist
Kymbra Callaghan....Make-up Artist
Allen Weisinger....Make-up Artist
John D. Milinac....Visual Effects
Cinesite
Jerry Pooler....Visual Effects
Kevin Elam....Visual Effects
David Lingenfelser....Visual Effects
Lubo Hristov....Visual Effects
Cast
Michael Douglas....Grady Tripp
Tobey Maguire....James Leer
Frances McDormand....Sara Gaskell
Robert Downey Jr.....Terry Crabtree
Katie Holmes....Hannah Green
Rip Torn....Q
Richard Knox....Vernon Hardapple
Jane Adams....Oola
Michael Cavadias....Miss Sloviak
Richard Thomas....Walter Gaskell
Alan Tudyk....Traxler
Philip Bosco....Emily's Father
George Grizzard....Fred Leer
Kelly Bishop....Amanda Leer
Bill Velin....Officer Pupcik
Charis Michelsen....Carrie
Yusuf Gatewood....Howard
June Hildreth....Emily's Mother
Elisabeth Granli....Emily (photo)
Richard Hidlebird....Hi-Hat Bouncer
Screamer....Poe
Wordfest Party Guests
Bingo O'Malley
Patricia Cray
Marita Golden
Victor Quinaz
James Ellroy
Lenora Nemetz
Tracey D. Turner
James Kisicki
Students
Rob McElhenny
Anika Bobb
Katherine Sweeney
Amber Brkich....Extra (uncredited)
Jonathan Roubini....Student (uncredited)